Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! (1989) - Rotten Tomatoes

Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! (1989)

Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out!





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A young blind girl develops a mysterious psychic link with a comatose killer in this slasher sequel. When the killer recovers, he sets out upon another murderous rampage, and only the young girl holds the power to stop him -- if she doesn't first become the next victim.more
Rating: R
Genre: Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Carlos Laszlo
In Theaters:
Quiet Films


Richard Beymer
as Dr. Newbury
Robert Culp
as Lt. Connely
Isabelle Cooley
as Hospital Receptionis...
Isabel Cooley
as Receptionist
Leonard Mann
as Psychiatrist
Melissa Hellman
as Dr. Newbury's Assist...
Jim Ladd
as Newscaster
Jim Ladd
as Newscaster
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Critic Reviews for Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out!

All Critics (2)

Very much at the level of quality you'd predict and anticipate for a direct-to-video slasher sequel from 1989.

Full Review… | December 27, 2012
Antagony & Ecstasy

Eventually the dumb characters and miniscule plot catch up and surpass anything that might have had auteur interest, but I'm still curious as to how and why Hellman made this.

Full Review… | December 17, 2009
Combustible Celluloid

Audience Reviews for Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out!

Third attempt at delivering a sequel with the Silent Night, Deadly Night franchise is a bland, poorly constructed film with poor acting, and directing by Monte Hellman who changes up the flavor of the series quite a bit. This is a tired out film where bad ideas plague the script because the filmmakers at this point in the game really don't care how the series ends up. This is a poorly executed film and it just doesn't offer anything interesting, good or new for that matter. This is a poorly acted film with a sloppy story and bad directing. Considering that veteran horror actor Bill Mosely stars in this, you'd think it would be a good little film. Unfortunately, the filmmakers haven't learned their lesson with the bad second entry of the series, and scrap the bottom of the barrel of bad ideas yet again. The films script lacks any substance and the cast look bored on-screen. If you're expecting a good film, you'll be disappointed. There's nothing worthwhile in this film to make it worth seeing. Yet another pointless sequel made to make more money. There's not an ounce of quality in this film to make it worth watching. This is just a bad film that relies too much on a sloppily written script for guidance. Don't go in expecting a good film, you won't find it here. This is a poor script that just fails right from the start.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Dr.Newbury has saved the life of the hideously injured Ricky Caldwell.The doctor has encased his patient's explosive brain inside a Plexiglas cap,yet he has failed to revive him from his deep coma.In Newbury's attempt to reach the comatose victim's mind,he connects Ricky's brain waves to a gifted clairvoyant,Laura Anderson,who unexpectedly taps into the dark and twisted realm of his haunted dreams.Ghastly things begin to happen and detective Connoly(Robert Culp),must fight to stop the dangerous experiment."Silent Night,Deadly Night 3" is a mediocre horror film at its best.The pace is horrendously slow,the script is terrible and the acting is weak.Still there are some interesting camera angles and the film is suitably interesting.The next sequel was a completely unrelated gorefest from Brian Yuzna,whose unusual vision?often rejected by series fans?was at least a change of pace.

Cassandra Maples

Super Reviewer


Nonsensical and lethargic three-quel with a tenuous (at best) connection to the prior installments. Unique solely in its choice of a blind protagonist with a psychic connection to a killer walking around with an exposed brain encased in plexiglass. Not creative enough to stand out and not off-the-wall enough to be so bad it's good; it's just a snooze.

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